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The Washington Post | 12.24.15

New federal rules will subject truck drivers to more monitoring than ever

Karen Levy

D&S fellow Karen Levy was quoted in this Washington Post article discussing electronic monitors of truck drivers.

“There is widespread feeling that ELDs crack down on drivers while missing a lot of what really drives fatigue and unsafe behavior,” she says, mentioning stressors like the difficulty of finding parking, and the incentive to spend as much time on the road as possible.

“It’s basically a similar dynamic as what’s occurring throughout all kinds of low-wage labor contexts,” Levy says. “Tech enables much more granular and real-time supervision in the name of productivity, which makes those jobs less livable for workers.”

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